I hope this is the last time, don’t you? People Magazine got confirmation that Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood have split for, like, the billionth time (I actually think it’s the third time, maybe?). They’ve been doing the on-and-off thing for so many years that I’m not even going to try to backtrack and trace all of the splits and reconciliations. Suffice to say that at one point last year, they were broken up, then Marilyn announced last December that they were back on, and there was even vague talk of an engagement back in January. People’s sources say there was an engagement too – and that it’s now over:
Talk about on-again, off-again: Marilyn Manson and actress Evan Rachel Wood ended their engagement last week, a source tells PEOPLE.
The newly single Manson, 41, then hit the town Saturday night, dining at L.A’s STK and clubbing at next door Boudoir with a group including a brunette named Twiggy and former Playmate of the Year Colleen Shannon.
“They just broke off their engagement, and he needed a night out with friends,” says another source.
While together, the shock rocker proposed to the True Blood actress, 22, during a January stage performance in Paris, according to reports.
The two began dating in 2006 but then broke up in 2008, when Wood was linked briefly to actor Shane West. They reconciled for a short time, only to split again before becoming engaged last January.
I want to think ERW pulled the plug this time, hopefully because she finally grew up and realized how uncool MM is and how she could do so much better. Because she can – and should. But maybe she should just be alone for a little while, because I get the feeling she’s pretty screwed up. That’s probably what attracted an a–hole like Marilyn Manson to her in the first place.
Here are those photos of Marilyn leaving a club with another woman on Friday: